The Jarmada was an Ultra Large Crude Carrier that was built by the Nippon Kokan Shipyard in Tsu, Japan. Given the IMO number of 7374773, the ship was launched on July 27, 1975 before being put into service the following year. A massive vessel, it was considered one of the largest ships in the world at the time, due to the fact that it possessed a length of 1,225 feet and a beam that spanned just under 210 feet.
With its Kawasaki steam turbine engine that was powered by 33,100 kilowatts, the Jarmada had been built for the Anders Jahre corporation. Originally a Norway-flagged ship, it would also be flagged for both Liberia and Panama during the ensuing year, the latter instance coming in 2003.
The Jarmada could go as fast as 16 knots and possessed a deadweight tonnage of 390,000, a gross register tonnage of 188,000 and a net register tonnage of 160,000. A fixed propeller had a diameter of nearly 32 feet and possessed a speed of 80 rpm.
In 1981, world economic conditions resulted in a laying-up of the Jarmada, with the ship being situated in Scaramanga, Greece. In 1985, it was sold to Les Travaux Petroliers and renamed the FSU Covenas. By the following year, it was converted into an FSOP (floating production storage and offloading) ship and transferred over two million tons of oil to Colombia before then being sold for the final time in 1998 to Orbit Maritime Inc.
At that time, it was once again renamed as Carribean Blue By Orbit after first being towed from Columbia to Singapore and then Qatar’s Al-Shaheen Oil Field. However, a full decade later, the ship’s service officially came to an end when it was scrapped by workers at the Chittagong Shipyard in Faujdarhat, Bangladesh.